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Pete Davidson Calls Out J.K. Rowling for Transphobic Comments During 'SNL'

Pete Davidson is calling out J.K. Rowling.

The 26-year-old King of Staten Island star responded to the Harry Potter author’s past transphobic comments during “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (October 10).

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“I long for a few young years ago when the worst things she did were those Fantastic Beasts movies. No discrimination there, they harmed us all equally,” he joked on the show.

He defended his six Harry Potter tattoos, saying he “didn’t know that J.K. Rowling was going to go all Mel Gibson,.”

“I have a Game of Thrones tattoo and now I’m terrified [author] George R.R. Martin is going to be like, ‘Hey, if you enjoyed what I had to say about dragons and dire wolves, wait till you hear what I think about Puerto Ricans.’ It’s crazy times we live in! It’s not fair.”

“What’s wrong with her? She creates a seven-book fantasy series about all types of mythical creatures living in harmony with wizards and elves and the one thing she can’t wrap her head around is Laverne Cox? She’s a national treasure,” he continued.

One of the Harry Potter stars also recently came out against J. K. Rowling.

JK Rowling Once Again Speaks Out About the Transgender Community

J.K. Rowling is once again speaking about the transgender community.

The 54-year-old Harry Potter author, who has already received plenty of criticism for voicing anti-trans claims, once again spoke out with her opinions about the trans community in a series of tweets on Sunday (July 5).

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“I’ve ignored fake tweets attributed to me and RTed widely. I’ve ignored porn tweeted at children on a thread about their art. I’ve ignored death and rape threats. I’m not going to ignore this. When you lie about what I believe about mental health medication and when you misrepresent the views of a trans woman for whom I feel nothing but admiration and solidarity, you cross a line,” she wrote.

“When you lie about what I believe about mental health medication and when you misrepresent the views of a trans woman for whom I feel nothing but admiration and solidarity, you cross a line. Many health professionals are concerned that young people struggling with their mental health are being shunted towards hormones and surgery when this may not be in their best interests,” she continued.

“Many, myself included, believe we are watching a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay people, who are being set on a lifelong path of medicalisation that may result in the loss of their fertility and/or full sexual function. These concerns were explored by the recent BBC documentary about the Tavistock Clinic. Whistleblowers were talking about transitions driven by homophobia. As I’ve said many times, transition may be the answer for some. For others, it won’t – witness the accounts of detransitioners. ‘The system sees surgery as the easy fix to girls who do not conform,’” she wrote.

Sophie is a trans woman and a true feminist ally. She was making the point that anti-depressants were over-prescribed to teenagers in the past, with serious consequences. The long-term health risks of cross-sex hormones have been now been tracked over a lengthy period. These side-effects are often minimised or denied by trans activists. Carl Henegan, professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, has described the off-label use of puberty blockers on under-18s as an ‘unregulated live experiment on children’. None of that may trouble you or disturb your belief in your own righteousness. But if so, I can’t pretend I care much about your bad opinion of me.”

The biggest Harry Potter fansites spoke out about JK Rowling‘s beliefs about trans people recently. Here’s what they said…

J.K. Rowling's Latest Tweets Are Being Called Out as Transphobic - Read How Fans Responded

J.K. Rowling is once again being accused of being transphobic.

On Saturday (June 6), the 54-year-old author tweeted her frustration after an article wrote that “gender non-binary persons menstruate.”

J.K. then reposted the article, while also writing, “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

She didn’t stop there. J.K. tweeted again, saying, “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”

J.K. also tweeted, “I’ve spent much of the last three years reading books, blogs and scientific papers by trans people, medics and gender specialists. I know exactly what the distinction is. Never assume that because someone thinks differently, they have no knowledge.”

Not long after her tweets, people started slamming J.K., accusing her of being transphobic.

“If you, like me, feel like JK Rowling is being pure Voldemort & you want to expelliarmus her v bad energy, how about donating to one of these awesome orgs supporting black trans people, a community that is disproportionately at risk of violence and murder,” comedian Mae Martin wrote.

This isn’t the first time J.K. has been in hot water for her comments about transgender people. Find out why GLAAD called her out last year.

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J.K. Rowling Reveals the True Birthplace of 'Harry Potter' Series & Fans Are Shocked!

J.K. Rowling is addressing fan theories about the birthplace of Harry Potter.

The 54-year-old author responded to fans on Twitter on Wednesday (May 20) regarding the origins of the series.

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“I was thinking of putting a section on my website about all the alleged inspirations and birthplaces of Potter. I’d been writing Potter for several years before I ever set foot in this cafe, so it’s not the birthplace, but I *did* write in there so we’ll let them off!” she wrote in response to one fan, who asked whether a cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Elephant House, was where she came up with the series.

“This is the true birthplace of Harry Potter, if you define ‘birthplace’ as the spot where I put pen to paper for the first time.’ I was renting a room in a flat over what was then a sports shop. The first bricks of Hogwarts were laid in a flat in Clapham Junction,” she then confirmed.

“*If you define the birthplace of Harry Potter as the moment when I had the initial idea, then it was a Manchester-London train. ut I’m perennially amused by the idea that Hogwarts was directly inspired by beautiful places I saw or visited, because it’s so far from the truth.”

She also revealed where she came up with the idea of Quidditch.

“This building is in Manchester and used to be the Bourneville Hotel (Pretty sure it’s this building. It might be the one along). Anyway, I spent a single night there in 1991, and when I left next morning, I’d invented Quidditch.”

“I sometimes hear Hogwarts was based on one or other of Edinburgh’s schools, but that’s 100% false, too. Hogwarts was created long before I clapped eyes on any of them! I did finish Hallows in the Balmoral, though, & I can’t lie, I’d rate it a smidge higher than the Bournville,” she went on to reveal.

“My favourite bit of utter nonsense about Potter landmarks is still this one. I can’t drive,” she wrote in response to a fan who said a Harry Potter tour in Edinburgh pointed out the parking meter she used while writing the final Harry Potter.

Harry Potter also went viral in a discussion about the naming of its characters.

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Viral Tweet About J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Character Names Leads to Discussion About Cultural Stereotypes

The Internet is discussing J.K. Rowling‘s character naming process.

The author of the wildly popular Harry Potter series was the subject of a viral tweet from The New York TimesAstead W. Herndon on Wednesday (May 13).

J.K. Rowling, thinking of a name of white character: Albus Dumbeldore, Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall. J.K. Rowling, thinking of nonwhite character: Cho Chang,” the tweet reads, which garnered over 148,000 “likes” in a day.

The tweet resulted in a large debate in the replies, with some pointing out other names in the book that play to certain cultural stereotypes.

“ITS TWO LAST NAMES from two diff ethnicities as well? did they not have google back then for authors?” wrote back one user.

“Yo forgot about Seamus Finnigan, the singular Irish character, who loves turning water into alcohol and blowing stuff up as an 11 yo,” added one commenter.

“Just pointing out: *Seamus Finnegan* the Irish kid, Minerva *McGonagal* the Scottish teacher. There were stereotypes to go around in that series. Ironically tho, Dean Thomas out there being the most normally named mofo in Gryffindor,” added another.

“This is getting annoying. Victor Krum and Fleur Delacour had names that fit their culture too, stop it,” another user wrote.

Daniel Radcliffe recently did something to celebrate the legacy of Harry Potter.

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J.K. Rowling Remembers Alan Rickman in Emotional Tweet (& We're Not Crying, You Are)

Always.

J.K. Rowling had an emotional moment while remembering the late Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman in a recent tweet.

A fan tweeted, “Tonight in Italy they air ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part 2′. As always, I’m NOT ready to say goodbye to Severus Snape … Thank you @jk_rowling for this unique character and for convincing Alan Rickman to portray him – we had the perfect Severus Snape.”

J.K. replied, “In Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, Snape makes his first appearance with his back to the audience. At the dress rehearsal I saw him in his long black wig & my eyes filled with tears because, for a split second, my irrational heart believed when Snape turned round, I’d see Alan.”

Our hearts.

If you missed it, find out the secret J.K. Rowling told Alan Rickman about Snape.

J.K. recently revealed that she had coronavirus symptoms but is now recovering with the help of this technique. See what she’s done to entertain Harry Potter fans who are social distancing at home.

READ MORE: In Memoriam: 9 ‘Harry Potter’ Actors Who Have Sadly Passed Away Since Filming

J.K. Rowling Grants Open License for Teachers to Use 'Harry Potter' in Lessons During Health Crisis

J.K. Rowling is trying to help out teachers during the worldwide health crisis.

The 54-year-old author took to her website to announce that for the first time ever she is lifting the copyright restrictions related to the recordings of Harry Potter books.

“Teachers anywhere in the world are permitted to post videos of themselves reading from Harry Potter books 1-7 onto schools’ secure networks or closed educational platforms from today until the end of the school year (or the end of July in southern hemisphere),” J.K. wrote.

J.K.‘s announcement comes as schools around the world have been closed due to the pandemic and teachers have been trying to teach as best as they can virtually.

J.K. also teased that this open license is just the “first of several initiatives being planned to help bring Harry Potter to children at home.” Stay tuned for more!

For more information, head to JKRowling.com.